Sunday, 12 June 2011


Had a fabulous weekend in Bath where the charity shops and ‘rummage sale’ yielded Life of Pi and Bleak House. M also gave me A Confederacy of Dunces with a personal recommendation. We even stayed at a location mentioned in Northanger Abbey. It was my intention to make the most of the ‘Austen Connection’ and read P&P this weekend but I was far too busy visiting art galleries and museums. The American Museum had an exhibition of the costumes Marilyn Monroe wore in her films. I always thought she looked quite plump in Some Like It Hot but it was amazing to see how tiny the famous black dress was. By far the most poignant, however, was her adapted print of a street in Berlin. She had cut out the dark windows and replaced them with yellow paper because she thought it looked sad. That says it all.

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